« The RAIC is pleased to announce one new addition to the Board of Directors and two re-elected board members for a second term:
Regional Director, British Columbia and Yukon
Architect AIBC, FRAIC
Sean Ruthen has been elected as Regional Director by members of the British-Columbia and Yukon region. He is Senior Architect at Endall Elliot Associates in Vancouver, BC. He has chaired the Metro Vancouver Chapter for five years and completed three terms on AIBC council. He hopes to work with the RAIC CEO and fellow RAIC Board members to move the Institute into the future, with a revitalized strategic vision couple with effective policy implementation.
“It is an important moment for the RAIC, emerging from a challenging few years while simultaneously staying relevant.”
Regional Director, Ontario North, East and Nunavut
Emmanuelle van Rutten
OAA, OAQ, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C
Emmanuelle has been re-elected by the members of the Ontario North, East and Nunavut region for a second term as Regional Director. She is a principal at Moriyama and Teshima Architects.
Through numerous collaborative engagements with the Board, its committees and the communities of Nunavut, Northern and Eastern Ontario, her efforts have been focused on reinforcing the existing advocacy role of the RAIC; revisiting and reimagining targets of the Institute’s strategic plan; and identifying opportunities and environments to evolve the national voice for architecture in Canada and expand the services provided to its members.
Regional Director, Quebec
OAQ PA LEED cert. Project Management, MIRAC
Re-elected by acclamation for a second term as Quebec Regional Director, Jonathan Bisson will take advantage of his experience of the past three years at the RAIC and the scope of his involvement in the field of architecture to actively promote linkages between the Institute, its members, the AAPPQ (Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec), the OAQ (Ordre des architectes du Québec), other partners in the industry, and the public. Involved for a very long time, he was a member of the OAQ admission committee from 2007 to 2015 and is an evaluator for the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect program overseen by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. He is a founder and associate of the firm Bisson | associés in Quebec City.